Downtown Hampton Block Party: Matt Stell with Roosterfoot

Dates
  • Saturday, Aug 17, 2019 6 - 10:30 pm

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Location

Queens Way Block Party - E Queens Way

Details

Matt Stell’s love for all kinds of music runs deep and he draws from many different sources for inspiration. Somewhere between Country, Americana, Blues, Soul, Folk, Gospel and Rock n’ Roll you’ll find Matt Stell. Geographically situated between the traditional homes of these and other styles of music, it makes sense that he would learn from and study under these traditions in order to craft a sound that’s all his own. Evidence of this can be found on his current release, Vestibule Blues. Stell—who wrote or co-wrote every track on the album—covered a lot of ground in terms of mood and subject matter. “There are songs about everything from crimes of passion and retribution, to high school scenes most people can relate to, to funerals, to the peculiar ways that men and women sometimes carry on, etc. The record definitely goes to a variety of different places, and that’s the way I like it. I tend to get bored with repetition.”

Matt Stell and his band are headquartered just outside Stell's hometown of Morrilton, AR. The band includes Conway, Arkansas' own Darren Barry on lead guitar, and Cliff Aaron, on drums. Together this energetic outfit tours the South and Midwest with their own brand of Southern music. They have played hundreds of shows in the past 2½ years and shared the stage with the likes of The Casey Donahew Band, Randy Rogers, Stoney LaRue, Wade Bowen, Eli Young Band, Chris Knight, Jason Boland and the Stragglers, John D. Hale Band, Bart Crow Band, No Justice, Reckless Kelly, Paul Thorn, Ryan Bingham, Johnny Cooper, Luke Bryan, Jake Owen, Eric Church, along with many others. They've made fans and friends along the way, and this year promises to bring on even more of the same.

"There's nothing like writing a song that means something to a stranger," Matt says, smiling. "And there's nothing like playing those songs with your friends to strangers and then making friends out of them too."

New single, "Prayed For You," available everywhere! Click here to listen: http://radi.al/MattStellPray
Learn more here: https://www.facebook.com/Mattstellmusic/

Roosterfoot 7-8:30pm
Southern Blend of Rock, Gospel, Blues, & Country Music

From East Texas, to Carolina, to coastal Virginia Seth Stainback has carved out a niche for himself as a not so typical southern songwriter. With a strong blend of blues, country, folk, old gospel and rock n roll, Stainback has laid the foundation needed to pursue his sound with his group Roosterfoot. In their short time together they have already shared the stage with the likes of Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hank Williams Jr., ZZ Top, B.B. King, Anders Osborne, Robert Earl Keen, Big Head Todd & the Monsters, Rusted Root, Delta Rae, & Kip Moore to name a few. In 2014 Roosterfoot released “Fire and Steel” produced by Anders Osborne to rave reviews and won numerous awards for the effort. Armed with a tough work ethic, these boys are on a big road with a long haul.

Awards
2015 Veer Award for "Best Rock Act"
2015 Veer Award for "Album of the Year"
2014 Veer Award for "Best Rock Act"
2014 Veer Award for "Song of the Year"
2014 Veer Award for "Best Live Performer"

Concert free for all ages starting at 7pm
Children's Area 6-8pm
Food & Beverage for purchase

Special Thanks to our sponsors: Bud Light, Estrella Jalisco,, Clubtails, Coastal Ride, and "Turn your knob to BOB" - 93.7 BOB FM; US 106.1 New Country, 96X Modern Alternative, 96.5 ROCKS!, 790 AM WNIS Newstalk Radio, and Sports Radio AM 850 WTAR.

***No Professional Camera or Video unless Pre-Authorized with the Band Management***